Monday, November 16, 2009

Home For the Holidays - Day 6

Hi there! It's Charmaine! I hope you've been enjoying this month's Project Parade. I know I have. I love all these ideas I'm getting for inexpensive gifts and decor for the holidays!

When I was thinking about this month's theme, I decided to go with something that I haven't done in about 6 years. . .make tree ornaments! I have a bunch of these glass ornaments that I've had since the last time I made these type of ornaments. I don't remember exactly how much they cost, but I know they weren't very expensive.

What I did was stamp the tree image from O Christmas Tree in Olive StazOn ink on a window sheet. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn. I die cut the window sheet into a circle that is as wide as the ornament. (it's important that the circle is as wide as the ornament and touches the sides or else it won't stay in place) I added some Christmas Red Stickles to the tree for decoration as well as a star brad. While I let the Stickles dry, I put some Polar White Flower Soft into the ornament. I used the Flower Soft because that is what I had on hand, but I've seen some wonderful "glitter snow" in craft stores that would work just as well. Once the Stickles were dry, I rolled the window sheet up so that it would fit into the ornament. After it fits through the opening, it will open up inside. I used some tweezers to straighen it out. Finally, I tied the ribbon onto the ornament and made a pretty bow. How pretty will these look hanging on a Christmas tree?

So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your homemade goodies for the upcoming giving season! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;)

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!To enter, just link up your Home for the Holidays creation to the Mr. Linky widget on THIS post before midnight MST on Thursday, November 26. One lucky stamper will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Nov 11 - 25) will win their choice of any Verve set.

Can't wait to see what you create!